San Diego Art Museum last time I went to this museum
it was for the Grandma Moses exhibit.
|Mingei Museum is on the left|
My trip to the Mingei International museum was a great idea for a hot day. Linda and I went to this interesting exhibit which featured African American Quilts from the south. Because I couldn’t use a flash the quilts don’t show up as pretty as they are in real life. Balboa Park in San Diego is a destination for a variety of Museums. San Diego Zoo is also near Balboa park which is a fantastic Zoo to visit . When I was a child you could go to the zoo for free. I can remember many a Sunday with my four brothers playing at the Zoo all day! Linda and I walked around Balboa park enjoyed the sites shared a turkey sandwich and had a relaxing day.
|Blue Jeans were used in this quilt|
Some of the African American Quilts seemed heavy hanging up on display. Looking at the free spirit of the quilts makes me realize how well these folk art quilts can last. . Quilters used what they had and created pieces of Art. The docents were friendly and eager to answer questions.
There was even a quilt made by a quilter who made quilts for the Color Purple.